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Daily Local News – August 30, 2016

A new investigative report from the Indianapolis Star has revealed that the state of Indiana has spent millions of dollars on tax incentives for companies that offshored more jobs than they created; The Indiana State Department of Health reports the infant mortality rate amongst the state’s black population is twice that of the overall state average; City parks officials are …

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Federal Focus Luncheon with Evan Bayh

On April 14th an event was held to bring the public up to speed on events and trends in Washington D.C. The Bloomington Chamber of Commerce organized this episode of a reoccurring event called a Federal Focus Luncheon. This “Federal Focus Luncheon” featured many speakers, but former Indiana Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh took the stage for most of …

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Alternative Voice with David Barsamian, Part 1

On April 10th in Bloomington Indiana Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian he spoke about his lifetime of work as an independent media producer, and the convergence of media, capitalism, and the environment.  Mr. Barsamian and Dr. Martha Crouch were the primary speakers and the event was recorded on location at the Bloomington Monroe County Convention Center by WFHB’s Alycin Bektesh for …

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Opponents of Duke Energy’s Edwardsport Plant Lose Battle As Duke Increases Monthly Charges

Opponents of Duke Energy’s Edwardsport coal gasification plant have lost another battle in the fight to keep Duke from passing on plant development costs to consumers. Last week, the Indiana Court of Appeal unanimously upheld an Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission ruling in 2012 to allow Duke to increase by 16  percent its monthly charges to its 790,000 Indiana customers to …

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Water Pumping Project Finishes $250,000 Under Budget

The construction of a new water pumping station came in at about $260,000 under budget, according to officials at a Bloomington Utilities Service Board meeting on Feb. 24. Michael Hicks, the Utilities Department’s capital projects manager, submitted a change order on the $6.5 million project. “The project is complete and with the approval of this change order we can close …

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Interchange – The Wages of Labor: Bloomington’s Industrial Past


This week on Interchange, host Trish Kerle speaks with Carrol Krause, author of Showers Brothers Furniture Co: The Shared Fortunes of a Family, a City, and a University and Joe Varga, Assistant Professor of Labor Studies at Indiana University and a labor and social justice activist. Since the 1870s, Bloomington has been shaped by the ebb and flow of industrialization …

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Business Outlook Panel Finishes Indiana Tour in Richmond, Expect Economy Growth in Next Year

The 42 annual tour of the business outlook panel wound up its final presentation yesterday in Richmond, Indiana. The panel is an annual activity of Kelly School of Business. A group of economists and financial experts who get together each year on October to understand the latest trends in the economy and predict where the economy is heading in the …

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